Lucas Newsroom

June 15, 2011 - 7:29am

In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court vacated a lower court's ruling that the law was void for having violated the state’s open meetings statutes in the run-up to passage of the legislation.  The Supreme Court said the lower court exceeded its jurisdiction and was wrong to block implementation of the law. The court also rejected arguments that Republicans violated the state open meetings law.

June 12, 2011 - 8:42am

Clement and King & Spalding parted ways after the firm withdrew as counsel to the House of Representatives, a client Clement brought to the firm, in defending the Defense of Marriage Act so that states can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Although the Obama administration announced it will no longer defend the controversial legislation, Attorney General Eric Holder characterized as "very misplaced" the criticism of Clement and his decision to continue to support the legislation.

June 10, 2011 - 10:41am

Having already seen the departure of two dozen of its partners this year, two more OMM partners recently bid au revoir: Ilan Nissan, former firm wide co-chair of the firm’s M&A and private equity practice, and Christian Nugent, also an M&A partner. Like several of the other O’Melveny defectors, Nissan and Nugent arrived at OMM via O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, the highly regarded corporate boutique that O’Melveny absorbed in 2002.

June 6, 2011 - 11:00am

The targeted G Mail accounts belonged to government and non government employees working on questions of defense, political affairs, national security, defense/military personnel. 

May 31, 2011 - 12:49pm

Two former PayPal big wigs now at Google are at the heart of the case.  The first, Osama Bedier, is alleged to have stolen PayPal confidential information.  The other, Stephanie Tilenius, is alleged to have violated contractual obligations in the recruitment of Bedier. 

Not so much pals anymore.